Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘children’s books’


Marla Frazee’s Star Shines at Vroman’s

Marla Frazee’s Star Shines at Vroman’s
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Illustrator and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee will be presenting and signing her newest book, Stars, this Friday at Vroman’s. Authored by Mary Lyn Ray, Stars is a “tender, evocative and profound” exploration of the stars beyond our reach, as well as those “stars” closer to home. A cast of junior philosophers ponder the stars as elements, […]

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

A true community bookstore, this place is owned by Maureen Palacios, who seems to know every customer personally – and every book, too. Her store isn’t large, so she chooses the titles carefully. So even though much of the store is devoted to children’s books, adults will find lots of great reads, with particularly good […]

9 Great Kids’ Books for Holiday Gifting

9 Great Kids’ Books for Holiday Gifting

San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe employs some of the savviest elves in town, ever ready to help with the eternal question, “What should I get for my niece/cousin/neighbor in the (fill in the blank here) age group?” The large and airy space on Huntington Drive is a mecca for birthday and holiday shoppers, because […]

Peter Hannan

Peter Hannan

When I was growing up in L.A., Glendale was considered anything but creative, and it certainly wasn’t the least bit silly. Today, however, it’s home to many talented and creative people — people like painter/writer/producer/songwriter/cartoonist Peter Hannan. A clue to his genre came early in his career, with the title of one of his books: […]

Once Upon a Time, Marla Frazee & Allyn Johnston Spoke

Once Upon a Time, Marla Frazee & Allyn Johnston Spoke

Once Upon a Time, the oldest way to start a story, is also the nation’s oldest children’s bookstore. This coming Thursday, two-time Caldecott honoree Marla Frazee and Beach Lane Books editor Allyn Johnston will be there to discuss their recent collaboration, “Creating the Picture Book: an illustrator’s and editor’s perspective.” This is a rare opportunity, […]

Gift Books for Kids

Gift Books for Kids

I just came across a book that has become The One I Give to New Parents So They Do Not Lose Their Minds Reading the Same Thing Over and Over. For years I gave new parents/children the charming and quirky George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends by James Marshall. I am convinced […]

Marla Frazee at Vroman’s

Marla Frazee at Vroman’s

Our favorite hometown children’s book illustrator and author, Marla Frazee, has a marvelous new book out, and she’ll be reading and signing it at Vroman’s on Saturday morning. The Altadena resident partnered with writer Liz Garton Scanlon to create All the World, a graceful, lyrical and gentle read-aloud picture book that celebrates how the whole […]

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